Category Tuscany / Toscana

Pignoletto, the new Prosecco?

I was prompted by an old article in the Telegraph to share a little background on Pignoletto, a variety we have championed for many years. Pignoletto is a place and a white variety that is genetically identical to Grechetto, the name Pignoletto was used only around Pignoletto with the DOCs of Colli Bolognesi, Colli d’Imola, Colli di […]

A bit of news

Some good news and some very good news: The website is back ( – fully functioning and growing by the day. The very good news is that our new Chiantis have arrived from Colognole (Rufina) and Castell’in Villa (Castelnuovo Berardenga). I’ll be at the Decanter World Wine Awards all next week (judging, which is nice) […]

A lifetime of Il Marroneto

Fabulous tasting at Gusto Cortina, an event with some first class tastings and excellent producers – better for the guests than the exhibitors though. A classic Brunello estate that makes wine to be cellared.  Alessandro has only Brunello vineyards and in a generous vintage around 27,000 bottles are released. Please note, these pictures are taken […]